Medical issues, doctors, dentists, opticians and hospitals in Hua Hin and Thailand.
In Canada and other Commonwealth countries where GPs are the main engine that drives the system, there are, particularly in small communities GPs, who have a 'special interest" in a special area. I know of one community,for instance , where 2 GPs manage the renal dialysis unit. With modern communication with teaching hospitals this can work well. Tele-medicine where a specialist hundreds of miles away can interact with a pt in a GPs office have made specialty care much more available in rural areas. Of course little of this exists in the Land of Smirks.
In the UK after medical school you take a specialty for a few years and then train as a GP. My British doctor in Dubai was an excellent GP and also did minor surgeries (excising fatty lumps from under skin, etc.), but their specialty was skin fungus, particularly nails, and they used to lecture on it even while a GP. But as you say, they don't practise their specialty in the GP practise (I'm sure not even allowed to).handdrummer wrote: ↑Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:30 amSorry, in the U.S., my only frame of reference, GPs are not specialists and vice versa. GPs will refer you to a specialist and specialists treat only their specialty. Gotta pass the money around.
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